Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
85
Based on 56 scores, 68 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    28
  • Good:
    25
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Fast, Great image quality in any light, Sharp display, Lots of controls for manual shooting, Hot shoe and digital accessory port, Camcorder-like video experience.
  • Very good image quality with lots of detail, Well made and good looking exterior, Very fast and very reliable AF.
  • Ultra-wide-angle lens with F2.0 aperture, Macro mode lets you get extremely close to subject, Very fast autofocus and quiet zoom motors, Superior video capture and manual video controls, Manual controls for aperture, shutter, and focus, Very sturdy build

Cons:

  • Pricey, Bulky, LCD shows some motion blur.
  • Annoying lens cap design, Dated interface, Cool WB tendency at default settings.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on 70

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 performs as well as the best compact cameras on the market, but its mirrorless competitors, in price and size, deliver even better performance....

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Panasonic Lumix LX5 is a great camera for anyone looking to develop their photography without the bulk, weight, and potential expense of a ILC system or DSLR system. The camera provides an abundance of options and controls, and more importantly...

By Steves Digicams on -

Panasonic continues to improve their powerful line of LX-series compact digicams, with the latest addition being the Lumix DMC-LX5 (as of 2/2011). Competing in a tough category, the LX5 is in direct competition with Canon's PowerShot S90/S95 models,...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Panasonic LX5 is almost perfect. It's user-friendly, takes great pictures and is pleasant to use. It really should have walked its way to five stars, but the mono sound in video mode really lets it down, and is a far cry from the quality seen in...

By Camera Gear Guide on 80

Without a doubt, like its predecessor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is one of the best compact cameras an enthusiast can buy. We have to say “one of the best” because there are several models now offering similar sensor/fast lens...

By Macworld on 80

For pure manual operation without the intimidation factor of the Nikon Coolpix P7000, the Lumix LX5 is tops. Its fine-tunable settings, macro mode, focus features, video options, strong low-light performance, and classic aesthetics are sure to make...

By T3 Magazine on 100

The Panasonic LX5 mixes advanced features with portability. Equally it could sway those who might otherwise be considering an interchangeable lens GF2. With better low light performance than its LX3 predecessor and new dynamic range boosting...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-LX5 is a digital camera that's appealing to enthusiasts because of its manual control features and excellent image...

By Here's How on -

This compact, full-featured camera boasts a 24-90mm Leica D lens, targeting enthusiasts who love wide-angle photography. It's my favourite of the current range of "serious" compact cameras in terms of styling, movie-mode versatility,...

By DigitalCameraInfo on -

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 (MSRP $499.95) is a smart camera, packed full of features that most aficionados dream of in a compact point-and-shoot. However, the rich feature set and versatile controls can't hide the fact that the LX5 slips in some...

By Macworld UK on 100

Like the Canon and Nikon models here, the robust metal construction of the Lumix LX5 is pitched at photo enthusiasts and could reasonably lay claim to being Panasonic’s most sophisticated non-interchangeable lens camera yet. Size- and price-wise...

By PC Authority on 83

Is Panasonic's latest worth the upgrade from the excellent DMC-LX3? We find out...

By Wired on 90

The best photos are the ones you take when no one’s expecting it, but it’s hard to be sly while holding a honking DSLR in front of your mug. That’s why we adore Panasonic’s stealthy little 10.1-megapixel sharpshooter. It has the...

By CNET Australia on 84

The LX5 almost offers everything you could want in a camera of its class, like fast performance and an excellent lens, but just misses full marks due to inconsistent JPEG...

By infoSync World on 82

And here we are, at the final destination—our final answer on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5. Let's break this down. In this class, we have the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5, Canon PowerShot G12, and Nikon Coolpix P7000. All three cameras are fantastic...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

The Panasonic LX5 offers excellent image quality and good digital noise performance. Video quality isn't perfect, but it's a solid follow-up to the LX3 with some nice incremental...

By Stuff.tv on 80

An impressive camera that's easy to love, but hard to whole-heartedly recommend...

By eTech Reviews on -

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5’s performance is better than its predecessor, the LX3 and it is on par wit the competition too. It takes just 1.6 seconds for the camera to wake up and start shooting. Shooting and focusing in good light takes just 0.4...

By cnet on 80

Despite its shortcomings, notably its weak JPEG processing, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 delivers an excellent all-around shooting experience--fastest in its class, full featured, and capable of shooting some very nice...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 100

A premium compact in every sense; the LX5 gives the user manual control and advanced features packed in a portable, stylish body that looks every bit worth the money.Overall ...